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World Food Day: Experts seek robust food system to reduce malnutrition

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The Executive Director, Spectra Industries Ltd., Mrs Remi Kuteyi, has urged the federal and state governments to build a better food system that would be resilient to increasing volatility and climate change. Food Items Kuteyi said this on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in Lagos during the 2021 World Food Day (WFD) programme organised by Spectra Industries Ltd. WFD is an ...

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Kenya says food fortification agenda on course to tackle malnutrition

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The Kenyan government says it is partnering with industry and academia to create a robust food fortification infrastructure. Maize is one of the key staples being prioritised for fortification Officials said on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 that the aim was to reduce the burden of micro nutrients deficiency affecting children and pregnant women. Veronica Kirogo, head of the Division of ...

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What race to end malnutrition requires, by WaterAid

The race to end malnutrition requires clean water, good sanitation and good hygiene, WaterAid said in a statement on Tuesday, calling for action as world leaders meet in Rio to open the Olympic Games. WaterAid’s new report, “Caught Short”, looks at stunting from malnutrition around the world and the links to low rates of access to clean water and good ...

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Concern as 1,000 Nigerian children die daily from malnutrition

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The Government of Nigeria and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have announced they have reached more than a million Nigerian children with a highly successful and cost-effective treatment for acutely malnourished children, saving over 200,000 lives in the past six years. Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition was piloted in Gombe and Kebbi States in 2009 and has now been ...

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UNICEF, media dialogue on child malnutrition

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A two-day media dialogue on child malnutrition with the theme: “Spend more money on nutrition” – #StopChildMalnutritionNigeria, ended on Friday in Kano. The dialogue, organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), was facilitated by communication specialist, Geoffrey Njoku. It was attended by representatives of the traditional and online media. It is coming ahead of new figures on child malnutrition ...

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Report: Africa must embrace ‘wet markets’ as key to food security

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Studies find informal markets provide essential sources of food and income for millions of poor, with milk and meat that is often safer than supermarkets Misguided efforts to control the alarming burden of food-related illnesses in low-income countries risk intensifying malnutrition and poverty – while doing little to improve food safety. Blunt crack-downs on informal milk and meat sellers that ...

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How govt’s effort to curb malnutrition is hampered

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Activities of smugglers who bring in staple foods into the country have continued to hampers government’s effort at reducing malnutrition among Nigerians. Head of Nutrition, Federal Ministries of Health, Dr Chris Isokponwu, stated this recently during a media workshop organised by Nestlé on Creating Shared Value held in Lagos. Dr Isokponwu submitted that, among efforts towards ensuring basic food produced ...

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